The Death Of Local News Is Making Us Dumber And More Divided

There’s a steep price to pay for mindless media consolidation and the elimination of quality, local reporting, according to a new study.
Karl Bode
2 days ago
Broadband Land

FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Karl Bode
2 days ago
Revolving Door

Ex-FCC Commissioner and Net Neutrality Advocate Clyburn Now Lobbying for T-Mobile

The revolving door spins yet again as consumer ally quickly shifts to lobbying for big telecom.
Karl Bode

It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

Network investment is down, layoffs abound, and networks are falling apart. This isn’t the glorious future Ajit Pai promised.
Karl Bode

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data

The Chairman's staff said the selling of location data is not a 'threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.'
Jason Koebler

We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead

Your daily habits are collected, sold, and abused by a universe of shady middlemen—and the government couldn’t care less.
Karl Bode

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox

FCC Shuts Down, Ajit Pai Jokes He'll Still Police Naughty Language on TV

Government shutdown forces FCC to take a break from kissing up to big telecom.
Karl Bode
net neutrality

The New FCC Commissioner Helped the Agency Win a $48 Million Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Geoffrey Starks has been an assistant bureau chief at the FCC’s enforcement bureau since 2015.
Kaleigh Rogers

The Future of American Broadband Is a Comcast Monopoly

The FCC insists a new report proves that broadband competition is raging and prices have dropped. The reality is notably different.
Karl Bode

The FCC Is Investigating Cell Carriers' Wireless Coverage Maps

Smaller companies say big carrier wireless claims of uninterrupted, nationwide coverage are a “sham.”
Karl Bode

Verizon Trims 10,000 Employees Despite Billions in Tax Cuts and Government Favors

Killing net neutrality in particular was supposed to spur both job growth and investment.
Karl Bode